Precision measurement of CP violation in BS0 →j / Ψk+K- decays

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba

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Abstract

© 2015 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration. The time-dependent CP asymmetry in Bs0→J/ψK+K- decays is measured using pp collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb-1, collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. In a sample of 96000 Bs0→J/ψK+K- decays, the CP-violating phase φs is measured, as well as the decay widths ΓL and ΓH of the light and heavy mass eigenstates of the Bs0-B¯s0 system. The values obtained are φs=-0.058±0.049±0.006rad, Γs≡(ΓL+ΓH)/2=0.6603±0.0027±0.0015ps-1, and ΔΓs≡ΓL-ΓH=0.0805±0.0091±0.0032ps-1, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second, systematic. These are the most precise single measurements of those quantities to date. A combined analysis with Bs0→J/ψπ+π- decays gives φs=-0.010±0.039rad. All measurements are in agreement with the standard model predictions. For the first time, the phase φs is measured independently for each polarization state of the K+K- system and shows no evidence for polarization dependence.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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    Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amerio, S., Amhis, Y., An, L., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., ... Carvalho Akiba, K. (2015). Precision measurement of CP violation in BS0 →j / Ψk+K- decays. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.041801